Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles

6081 Center Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Rave 18

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Opened by National Amusements in Summer of 2001, the Bridge Cinema de lux is a top notch cinema.

It was taken over by Rave Motion Pictures in December 2009, and renamed Rave 18. In 2013 it was taken over by Cinemark.

Contributed by Kirk J. Besse

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Saw “Man of Steel” on Saturday 6/15 w/the IMAX 15/70 projector still going strong.

RJwestla on January 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Sorry to say, the days of 70mm IMAX here are just about numbered. Cinemark is about to convert it into their so called “xD” auditoriums. Overall, the presentation quality here has really gone downhill.

RJwestla on March 8, 2014 at 6:06 pm

It finally happened. The IMAX auditorium is no more here. The 70mm projector is gone. Cinemark says the space will become a “XD” screen. RIP IMAX 2001-2014.

RobertAlex on April 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

The new XD screen in the old IMAX auditorium opens tomorrow according to a huge ad in today’s LA Times. It states the new name of the theater is Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles.

What gets me is they list in the ad “State of the art Digital Sound!” What the heck does that mean, is this 1995 or something, is it Barco Auro, is it Dolby Atmos, is it Dolby 7.1 or 5.1?? They also state “Oversized Screen!!” Again, what does that mean…is it a 70 foot screen or a 60 foot screen, how does that differ from the other screens. I just think this is bad marketing. Maybe its just me, but Cinemark should give us a reason to visit the theatre where they ripped out the best IMAX in LA.

silver on April 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Whose initiative was it to drop IMAX from this theater: Cinemark’s or the IMAX company?

I was at the Rave last week and there were temporary construction barriers blocking off the old IMAX entrance. So they were doing some sort of work on that auditorium.

Also, has Cinemark officially dropped “Rave” as the name? I understand that large outdoor signage may take a while to change, but the website still says Rave 18 (the “IMAX” has been removed from the name, though).

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

The Cinemark website now has this theatre as “Cinemark 18 & XD”

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I am sitting inside the XD auditorium as I type this. In a nutshell, it’s the same IMAX screen with updated decor. Better seats, snazzier side paneling, in line with Cinemark’s color scheme. They’re running Barco’s Aura 11.1 sound. I’ll report on how it sounds when the movie’s done. So far, pretty good.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 27, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Wow…that is ONE GNARLY SOUND SYSTEM! Very impressed with this XD room! Surely all the XD’s aren’t this good!

ERosenbrg on July 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

This theater’s IMAX has been converted to Cinemark XD, yet Chris reports the screen remains the same size, so does that mean films like Guardians of the Galaxy (and previously The Dark Knight) which expand at times to fill the full aspect ratio of the IMAX screen will still have that feature in the new XD theater? If not, I guess the AMC Universal Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX will be my new destination for such films.

inflightmagazines on May 2, 2016 at 11:36 am

Anyone can confirm if this was supposed to be an Edwards Cinemas but was sold/bought by National Amusements before construction was finished. It was still being built when Edwards declared bankruptcy.

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